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SMARTGREENS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS) is to bring together researchers, designers, developers and practitioners interested in the advances and applications in the field of Smart Cities, Green Information and Communication Technologies, Sustainability, Energy Aware Systems and Technologies.

Green Computing is nowadays one of the major challenges for most IT organizations that involve medium and large scale distributed infrastructures like Grids, Clouds and Clusters. The conference will focus on solutions for all aspects of green computing such as energy efficiency, carbon footprint reduction and cooling management. The tradeoffs between energy efficiency and performance have become key challenges that must be addressed in both, distributed and traditional performance-oriented infrastructures. Particularly relevant is the so-called Smart Grid technology, seeking to optimize distributed electricity generation, especially from renewable sources, and to promote the use of smart devices (including smart home and new vehicular energy approaches) that require further research on distributed communications, energy storage and integrations of various sources of energy.

Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of SMARTGREENS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the SMARTGREENS conference website.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Architectures for Smart Grids
  • Economic Models of Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Renewable Energy Resources
  • Greener Systems Planning and Design
  • Power Consumption
  • Energy-Aware Process Optimisation
  • Optimization Techniques for Efficient Energy Consumption
  • Smart Energy Storage and Conversion
  • Load Balancing in Smart Grids
  • Energy Management Systems (EMS)
  • Power Systems Engineering
  • Power System Modeling and Simulation
  • Power Grids
  • Decentralized Energy Systems
  • Resillient and Autarkic Energy Systems


  • Data Economies for Smart Cities
  • Digital Service Innovation for Cities and Rural Areas
  • Novel Digital Service Platforms, e.g. based on decentralized trust
  • Smart, local manufacturing systems
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Research and Innovation in Creative Industries
  • Socio-Technical Integration and Stakeholder Involvement
  • End-user involvement in Production and Energy Systems
  • Platforms and Technical Solutions Supporting Prosumers


  • Big Data and Urban Data Analytics
  • Case Studies and Innovative Applications for Smart(Er) Cities
  • Case Studies, Business Models and Innovative Applications for Smart(Er) Cities
  • Frameworks and Models for Smart City Initiatives
  • Human Smart Cities
  • Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Cities
  • Safety, Security, and Trustworthiness for Smart Cities
  • Service Innovation and Design to Support Smart Cities
  • Smart Homes (Domotics)
  • Novel Social-technical Models and Methods for Evaluating Smart Cities
  • Extending Economic Models of Smart Cities by Sustainability and Social Aspects


  • Case Studies and Innovative Applications for Smart Infrastructures
  • Open Innovation and Standards
  • Innovation Labs, Experimental Test-Beds and Simulation Environments
  • AI-driven approaches for smart buildings
  • Mechanisms for Motivating Behaviour Change
  • Planning and Design Challenges for Smart Infrastructures
  • Smart Sensor Networks and Applications
  • Urban Monitoring and Optimization


  • Algorithms for Reduced Power, Energy and Heat
  • Green Computing and Green Communication Networks
  • Sustainable Hardware (e.g. energy efficient, degradable, long life time)
  • Green Communications Architectures and Frameworks
  • Green Computing Models, Methodologies and Paradigms
  • Integration of Smart Appliances
  • Internet of Things for Sustainability
  • Energy-efficient Wireless Systems and Networks


Henrik LundAalborg University, Denmark
Stefania SantiniUniversità di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Vinny CahillTrinity College Dublin, Ireland


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 2 - 4 May, 2024

Paper Submission: January 3, 2024 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 8, 2024 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 22, 2024

Paper Submission: February 1, 2024 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 29, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 13, 2024


Paper Submission: February 22, 2024
Authors Notification:
March 13, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 20, 2024

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2023 (expired)
Paper Submission: February 29, 2024
Authors Notification: March 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2024

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: February 29, 2024
Authors Notification: March 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2024

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2023 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 19, 2024

Demo Proposal: March 19, 2024

Panel Proposal: March 19, 2024

Abstract Submission: February 29, 2024
Authors Notification: March 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2024


Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


The conference will be held in Angers, France, on the campus of ESEO, a graduate school of engineering in IT, electronics, networks and telecommunications.
Angers, the main city of the department of Maine et Loire in the Pays de la Loire region is the capital of the historic province of Anjou and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in France with its old streets, museums, gardens, gastronomic restaurants and art festivals.


Cornel KleinCT RDA SSI, Siemens AG, Germany


Fontina Petrakopoulou-RobinsonUniversity Carlos III, Spain
Francesco CaliseIndustrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy


Javier M. Aguiar, ETSIT, Campus Miguel Delibes, Paseo de Belén 15, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Erik O. Ahlgren, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Ishfaq Ahmad, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Kamal Al-Haddad, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Nuri Azbar, Bioengineering, Ege University, Turkey
Hari Om Bansal, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India
Lasse Berntzen, School of Business, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway
Tapalina Bhattasali, 9/5,Ambika Mukherjee Road,Belgharia,Kolkata, University of Calcutta, India
Antonio Bucchiarone, MoDiS Research Unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessle, Italy
Prabhakar C J, Department of Computer Science, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Jnanasahyadri Campus, Kuvempu University, India
Vito Calderaro, University of Salerno, Italy
Blanca Caminero, Computing Systems, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Sunliang Cao, Independent Researcher, Hong Kong
Davide Careglio, Computer Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Juan Chen, Independent Researcher, China
Ken Christensen, Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida, United States
Wanyang Dai, Nanjing University, China
Cléver Ricardo G. de Farias, Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Marko Delimar, Facullty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vivek Deshpande, Computer Engineering, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, India
Zeljko Djurisic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Venizelos Efthymiou, FOSS Reasearch Centre for Sustainable Energy, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Ebrahim P. Farjah, ECE, Shiraz University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Adrian Florea, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu, Romania
Yoshikazu Fukuyama, Dept. of Network Design, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University, Japan
Vincenzo Galdi, University of Salerno, Italy
Nuno M. Garcia, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Andre Gradvohl, School of Technology, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Houcine Hassan, DISCA-Institute of Automation and Industrial Informatics, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Nikos Hatziargyriou, Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University, Greece
Ligang He, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Kai Heussen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Sachin K. Jain, ECE, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, India
Latifah M. Kamarudin, Lot 21, Jalan Jejawi Permatang, Taman Muhibah, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
Ramez Khaldi, Mechanical Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, Palestine (State of)
Ah-Lian Kor, School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Goran Krajacic, Power, Energy and Environment, University of Zagreb - Faculty of Mechanical engineering and architecture, Croatia
Mani Krishna, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Mariusz Malinowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Annapaola Marconi, Smart Cities and Communities, Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK, Italy
Vangelis Marinakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Antonio Messineo, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Kore University of Enna, Italy
Vítor Monteiro, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Enrique C. Quispe Oqueña, Autonomous University of the West, Colombia
Muhammad Murtadha Othman, School of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, College of Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Malaysia
Anil Pahwa, Kansas State University, United States
Lucas Pereira, Interactive Technologies Institute, LARSyS, Técnico Lisboa, Portugal
Naran M. Pindoriya, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India
Vitor Pires, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal
Marco Savino Piscitelli, Energy department, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Stephane Ploix, GScop - Grenoble University Alps, FRANCE, France
Octavian Postolache, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Gang Quan, ECE, Florida International University, United States
Filipe Quintal, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Milena Radenkovic, The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Andrew Rice, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Eva González Romera, Electrical, Electronics and Control Engineering, University of Extremadura, Spain
Malik Intisar Ali Sajjad, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan
Francesco Salamone, Construction Technologies Institute of the National Research Council, Italy
Ravi Samikannu, Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana
Javad M. Sardroud, Civil and Construction Engineering, Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Hussain Shareef, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Ranjana Sodhi, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, India
Nirmal K. Srivastava, Chemical Engineering, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, India
Thomas I. Strasser, Energy, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Afshin Tafazzoli, Global Services, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Spain
Masoud Taghavi, Process Systems and Safety Engineering Lab. (PSSE), Department of Intelligent Energy and Industry, School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chung-Ang University (CAU), Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Theocharis Tsoutsos, Chemical & Environmental Engineering School, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Alexandr Vasenev, ESI (TNO), Netherlands
Chuang Wen, School of the Built Environment, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University Santa Catarina Ufsc, Brazil
Sanjeewa Witharana, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany
Ramin Yahyapour, GWDG - University Göttingen, Germany
Shuhui Yang, Purdue University, United States
Belinda Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Arda Yurdakul, Computer Engineering Department, Bogazici University, Turkey
Sotirios Ziavras, ECE, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

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